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The Detroit Pistons are expressing interest in Philadelphia 76ers point guard Markelle Fultz, according to a report from Rod Beard of the Detroit News.
“The Pistons are doing their due diligence and are showing interest in the trade market for the oft-injured Fultz,” Beard wrote.
The Sixers reportedly were taking calls on Fultz earlier this season and may continue to listen. League sources told Amico Hoops in late November the Sixers spoke with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Fultz, 20, is currently out indefinitely with after being diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, a nerve issue near his shoulder.
The No. 1 overall pick in 2017 has had a rough go of it in the pros. This year, he averaging 8.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists while shooting 41.9 percent from the field.
He was moved out of the starting lineup in favor of J.J. Redick following the team’s trade for Jimmy Butler last month.
Meanwhile, the Pistons are said to be looking for help in the backcourt and on the wing. They have lost six straight to fall to 13-13.
“It’s unclear what the asking price for Fultz would be, but with the Pistons’ precarious salary-cap situation, there would have to be some corresponding moves,” Beard reported.